Curriculum links and activities: Civics and Citizenship (Level 10)
Depth study: Popular culture
Year 10 Achievement Standard addressed
The Year 10 curriculum develops student understanding of Australia’s system of government through comparison with another system of government in the Asian region. Students examine Australia’s roles and responsibilities within the international context, such as its involvement with the United Nations. Students also study the purpose and work of the High Court. They investigate the values and practices that enable a democratic society to be sustained.
The civics and citizenship content at this year level involves two strands: civics and citizenship knowledge and understanding, and civics and citizenship skills. These strands are interrelated and have been developed to be taught in an integrated way, and in ways that are appropriate to specific local contexts. The order and detail in which they are taught are programming decisions.
Key inquiry questions
A framework for developing students’ civics and citizenship knowledge, understanding and skills at this year level is provided by the following key questions:
How is Australia’s democracy defined and shaped by the global context?
How are government policies shaped by Australia’s international legal obligations?
What are the features of a resilient democracy?
Content descriptions addressed
Knowledge and Understanding
The Australian Government’s role and responsibilities at a global level, for example provision of foreign aid, peacekeeping, participation in international organisations and the United Nations(ACHCK091)
The challenges to and ways of sustaining a resilient democracy and cohesive society (ACHCK094)
Critically evaluate information and ideas from a range of sources in relation to civics and citizenship topics and issues (ACHCS097)
Account for different interpretations and points of view (ACHCS098)
Recognise and consider multiple perspectives and ambiguities, and use strategies to negotiate and resolve contentious issues (ACHCS099 - Scootle )
Present evidence-based civics and citizenship arguments using subject-specific language (ACHCS101)
Use democratic processes to reach consensus on a course of action relating to a civics or citizenship issue and plan for that action (ACHCS100)
Reflect on their role as a citizen in Australian, regional and global contexts (ACHCS102)
Australian Curriculum general capabilities addressed in these activities:
Read the Synopsis (Page X), and How the Film Came About (Page X) chapters. Answer the questions related to each chapter and share with classmates.
What are your thoughts on the Australian Music Industry? (ACHCS102)
Watch the documentary
After watching the documentary
Read about the chapter on themes of gender equality (Page X) and complete the activities.
With a partner critically evaluate one surprising piece of information and/or idea in the documentary (ACHCS097)
Fact check statistics presented by finding at least 2 other reliable sources
What are your thoughts on the statistics? What do you find surprising, comforting or disappointing about the information and/or your research?
What are the different points of view and interpretations of the data in the documentary?
Explore the UN Sustainability goals, especially Goal 5 toward gender equality: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/gender-equality/ (ACHCK091)
In what way are some of the statistics similar and different to those presented in the documentary?
How do the UN Goal targets apply to the Australian Music Industry?
Australian policies and laws toward gender equality?
What are some improvements and changes to Australian women? Read this article https://www.pmc.gov.au/news-centre/office-women/how-far-we-have-come-international-womens-day-2019 and identify the most exciting improvement.
Explore the Australian Government Office for Women (https://www.pmc.gov.au/office-women)
Explain what the Office for Women is?
Analyse how the Office for Women supports Gender Equality?
Evaluate how the Office for Women is supporting the UN Sustainability goal 5 of Gender Equality?
The Australian Government Office for Women provides funding for organisations to implement actions to increase gender equality. This funding is provided through one-off grants of up to $843,000 over 3 years. Your task is to write a Grant Proposal for an idea for an action to take about increasingly gender equality in Australian music. You can work in a small group of 3. (ACHCK091) (ACHCK094) (ACHCS097) (ACHCS098) (ACHCS101) (ACHCS100) (ACHCS102)
Read the Grant guidelines here: https://www.pmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/publications/national-womens-alliance-guidelines-2017.pdf
Create a mindmap with different ideas for action based on the 5 main objectives of the Office for Women to improve:
Women’s Economic Security
Women’s Workforce Participation
Identify a specific action that you (and your group) feel would increase gender equality in Australian music.
Present your evidence-based arguments in a written format using the following headings
What is the action
Why is it needed?
Who will it help?
How will the action take place?
When will the action take place?
Where will the action take place?
Present your grant proposals to the class in a 1 minute pitch
As a class, vote democratically on the action you believe would be most successful.